Best Trail Runs in New Zealand

Best Trail Runs in New Zealand

New Zealand - we live in a stunning landcape... rugged mountains, and pristine wilderness.

It's no wonder people call our island nation a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and trail runners alike. If you're looking for the ultimate trail running experience, look no further than the trails of New Zealand, and don't forget to bring your trusty  Hip Bag along for the ride.

If you are thinking of getting out and about on a trail run, check out our top spots ✨

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

This iconic trail takes you through the otherworldly landscapes of Tongariro National Park, passing by steaming vents, ancient lava flows, and emerald lakes. It's a challenging yet rewarding run that offers breathtaking views of Mount Ngauruhoe and the surrounding peaks. With unpredictable weather and rugged terrain, it's essential to pack light.

Routeburn Track

Located in Fiordland National Park, the Routeburn Track is renowned for its awe-inspiring scenery and diverse landscapes. From dense beech forests to alpine meadows and cascading waterfalls, every step of this trail is a feast for the senses. With its remote location the Routeburn can be done in 2 - 4 days so be prepped!

Abel Tasman Coast Track

For a coastal trail running experience like no other, head to Abel Tasman National Park. This track follows the pristine coastline, offering stunning views of golden beaches, turquoise waters, and lush native bush. With its gentle terrain and mild climate, it's the perfect opportunity to pack your Hip Bag with snacks, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the beauty of the coastline.

Queen Charlotte Track

Stretching along the Marlborough Sounds, the Queen Charlotte Track is a favourite among trail runners for its panoramic views and tranquil surroundings. With its well-maintained trails and comfortable accommodations, it's an ideal choice for runners of all levels. 

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Tucked away in Te Urewera National Park, the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk offers a remote and immersive trail running experience. The track circumnavigates the crystal-clear waters of Lake Waikaremoana, passing through dense rainforest and towering cliffs along the way. 

No matter which trail you choose to explore in New Zealand, one thing is certain: it will be an adventure of a lifetime. So lace up your shoes, pack your essentials, and get ready to embark on epic adventures in the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand.

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